John Hagee Comes to Town
Hagee says that a pre-emptive strike of Iran is necessary and American evangelicals must provide cover for Israel when the attack occurs.
The Executive Director of CUFI is David Brog, former chief of staff for Senator Arlen Specter. Apparently, one's position on abortion, civil rights for sodomites, stem cell research, etc. is no impediment to working closely with Hagee--as long as you have the "right" position on Israel.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Hagee has been calling on Jewish groups across the country, assuring them that his group will not be proselytizing. "There would be absolutely no proselytizing or missionizing associated with Christians United For Israel," says to the JP.
But don't trust the Jerusalem Post. Just listen to the words of Brog: "All activities of CUFI are strictly non-conversionary. Christians who work with Jews in supporting Israel realize how sensitive we are in talking about conversion and talking about Jesus. So those who work with us tend not to talk about Jesus more, but talk about Jesus less. They realize it will interfere with what they are trying to do -- building a bridge to the Jewish community to insure the survival of Judeo-Christian civilization."
Does Hagee look askance at Christ's command to His followers? Jesus said, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."
Jesus has a word, too, for those who are ashamed of Him: "For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels" (Mark 8:38, see also Luke 9:26).
Do we really love war more than Christ?